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Grateful Dead Live at Patrick Gymnasium, U of Vermont on 1978-05-06

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Grateful Dead Live at Patrick Gymnasium, U of Vermont on 1978-05-06

Topics Live concert

Sugaree, Minglewood Blues, Peggy-O, Beat It On Down The Line, Loser, Looks Like Rain, It Must Have Been The Roses, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Deal Samson & Delilah, Sunrise, Terrapin Station-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> Wharf Rat-> Sugar Magnolia, E: One More Saturday Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Patrick Gymnasium, U of Vermont
Location Burlington, VT

Source Soundboard and Audience Composite
Lineage 1st set: SBD>MC>?>CD>EAC>SHN; 2nd set: AUD>MC>D>SHN


1st set: SBD>MC>?>CD>EAC>SHN;
2nd set: AUD>MC>D>SHN;
probably not more than one analog gen for the sbd portion;
Thanks to Alex MacDonald, Dale Shepherd, and Matt Vernon;
edits/encoding by JCotsman


Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 6, 2016
Subject: I remember breezes...
Extra Sweet recording captures a great show.
If you like good clean vocals then this is the bees knees.
All players well represented/
But bass somewhat lacking upfront in this mix.
Great Taste of 78 with this and Nude Hamster 5/5/78
Listen to how much mojo the Dead could bring vocally.
Biggest Jam of the night is embedded in P.I.T.B.
Me and My Uncle has a wicked little cross riff in it that almost has a Shakedown feel to it/ also in the Playing jam they hit that funk rhythm hard before Spacing.
Keep me high!!!
Reviewer: rpt101 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 29, 2016
Subject: My First Show
16 year old wild eye boy from burlington high school. No idea about any thing about the grateful dead. this was the beginning of my long strange trip. first of 100 plus shows........... I have been happy every since..........36 years later here I am.....still loving it!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 7, 2014
Subject: -
Great show! Lots of sweet jamming!
Reviewer: moriah joe - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 26, 2014
Subject: First Show
I caq still picture being there and what a ride to get to the show my first and only way I could get there from JSC was riding on chevy c-10 flatbed with iron pipe railings raised 6 inches off the bed. Somewhere near Salinas (Jerico) where things kicked in, laying flat spread out on that bed watching the evening sky that was my epiphany began to take hold and it was a nice ride into Patrick Gym parking lot. No time to hang, ticket line/check in weird when you high but got in, seats behind stage close but sucked. Moved to the front for second set up close but I didn't like being "smashed" so I moved. Being a 20 year old deadhead was cool, they played a great show. I think it was $10 I love Sugaree and was playing the Steal Your face album all the time. Good memories saw 80's-90's shows but this one and Red Rocks '85 were great to be at.
Reviewer: Al5 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 27, 2013
Subject: Great show
This is a very good quality recording of my first Dead show. It was a great evening and this brings back the memories loud and clear. As a freshman at UVM that Spring of '78, I should have been preparing for finals - Lord knows I needed to - but there I was. Little damage done and three years later I was saying goodbye to great friends and a fantastic four years. I was fortunate to have seen the Dead many times thereafter and remember exactly where I was when I heard the news of Jerry's passing. Thanks for the memories.
Reviewer: pfmoore - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 18, 2011
Subject: You had to be there
There was quite a scene to get tickets for the show, i think we camped out for a couple of nights beforehand. I recalled watching a portable TV and the obligatory keg from Kerrie's Kwick Stop to pass the time. The show was on a beautiful May day, just perfect. A very impressive crowd descended on Burlington, a bit more than anticipated but the crowd was very cool. Patrick Gym isn't no temple of sound and I have never heard a tape that sounded as good as the show live was. Patrick Gym hosted Little Feat, Bruce Springteen, the Dead and Ella Fitzgerald that school year.
Reviewer: jerlouvis - - September 6, 2009
Subject: DSO
Is it just me or is anyone else confused by the constant references to the Dark Star Orchestra on this website.I can't see what difference it makes either way what some lame cover band chooses to perform.
Reviewer: Bzl - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 27, 2008
Subject: Sweet show; really nice recording except...
... for all the dopes yelling "Sit Down!" throughout the first set. Apparently the new Glassberg source doesn't have the yelling. However, this is still a great recording: very full and clear!
Reviewer: cripplorr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 3, 2007
Subject: uvm dead show
i was there the radio station for the college broadcast it live and my buddy had it on reel to reel i wish i had it now it was a great recording great show!
Reviewer: GoodingJr - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 5, 2007
Subject: One of my Favorite Shows
I've gotta say, this is one of my favorite shows ever. I currently go to UVM, which used to be titled "Groovey Uvey," but it's a lot less groovey than it once was. I still like to think of it in that tradition, as I've seen a few people play at Patrick Gym and yes, the sound sucks. Notable mentions include Keller Williams, Robert Randolf and the Family Band and The Flaming Lips. After all of these experiences, I saw this show and it must make the most rotation through my speakers of any show I have. And....last December, DSO covered this show in Burlington and, an amazing feeling came over me, that I had been there and heard it all before.
Reviewer: st. heathen - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 2, 2007
Subject: holy shiite
wow! Sunrise -> Dead Air. Whatta show!

Actually, WF -> S&M is pretty joyful, especially considering that this is a 1978 show.
Reviewer: StaggrLee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 4, 2007
Subject: Very Solid Show
At first, I was disappointed that the show is only a soundboard for the first set, but it actually becomes a good comparison piece to examine the relative strengths and weaknesses of soundboard and audience recordings:

-SBD: in this case, a typically sweet late 70s recording, warm and full. The setlist doesn't blow me away; "Sugaree" and "Loser" stand out for me, great performances of two of my favorite songs.

-AUD: Patrick Gym is a pretty small venue, and while it lacks the charm of a theatre, it is an intimate venue. The recording lacks the boominess of stadium shows, and really brings out the raw intensity of the second set. "Drumz>Wharf Rat" is very intense, and the rock portion at the end reminds me of 1971 for the raw guitar-based rock. Where is Keith? Either asleep at the wheel (musically speaking) or lost in the din of the venue, which (for me) is the main drawback of a lot of AUDs out there.
Reviewer: ralberty - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 13, 2006
Subject: Grateful Dead Live at Patrick Gymnasium, U of Vermont on 1978-05-06
Jess,Eric,Rich,Ellen saw DSO play this setlist with 330 other Deadheads on 12/11/2006 at Higher Ground in Burlington VT.
They played the 1st set rather fast. Slowed down to Dead Ahead speed for 2nd set. Great old time Dead. May the music never die. They played it well.
Reviewer: Grateful Jeff - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 25, 2006
I attended this show and remember being floored by the performance. It took years to find a tape, but the poor quality left me wondering if the show was as good as I had recalled. Then came the great soundboard and it all came back to me. This show is right up there with most 1977 shows. The LOOKS LIKE RAIN may be the best ever and there are so many versions of that tune that floor me. Everything else from this show is just merely incendiary by comparison!
Reviewer: jhender501 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 18, 2006
Subject: Wow!
This really is a great to add to the list of "shows I wish I'd downloaded"

PeggyO, BIODTL, Big River..highlights for me..

Reviewer: spacecowboy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 17, 2006
Subject: Energy Galore
This is a hot little show my friends. The 78 Spring tour was hit and miss as the repertoire began to get a bit stale. This show was a most definite hit! The band is enthused and playing as one unit. Loser has that shoot'em up Old West feel with a soaring Garcia lead. Minglewood and BIODTL are played con gusto. Thank you for the hot Board of this rare gem.
Reviewer: Stormfront - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 17, 2006
Subject: Holy Smokes!
I just happened upon this guy the other day, and wow! It may not be the greatest overlooked gem i've ever heard, but wow...Donna's in tune! :)

Goin' down the line on this one is a true smoker! The big river has got a nice ride to it...thanks Billy, oh and phil...please, go ahead...turn the volume up a bit. ;)

Good to know that the jam was appreciated in VT long before Vermont's favorite sons arrived on the scene.
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